A slight improvement on the badly structured original, WAXWORK II briefly suggests how the two films' basic idea might really have worked. Unfortunately, it only proves that the best use of the format would be as a brief series of sketches, not a full-length film.
The movie opens with heroes Mark Loftmore (Zach Galligan) and Sarah (Monika Schnarre, replacing Deborah Foreman) escaping the burning wax museum where several of their friends had been sucked into the horrific displays and killed. They don't notice a living, crawling hand following them out, and
it soon turns up at Sarah's home and bludgeons her father to death with a hammer. She manages to dispose of ...